Faculty Profile

Dr.Mark Agars

Mark D. Agars
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1999
Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Contact Information

Email: magars@csusb.edu

Research Interests

I am generally interested in research that addresses issues related to gender and diversity in workplace, with an emphasis on understanding the role of contextual and social-cognitive factors. This has included research on diversity management, women?s advancement, the intersection of work and family, stereotype threat, and reactions to discrimination, among other areas. I also have interests in organizational creativity and innovation, with a particular focus on the role of context in defining and explaining creative processes and outcomes.

Courses I Often Teach

Graduate Classes
Work Motivation
Performance Assessment
Diversity in Organizations

Undergraduate Classes
Introductory Psychology
Social Psychology
Advanced Seminar in Psychology: Industrial/Organizational

Representative Publications

Agars, M.D., & French, K.A. (in press). What if work and family research actually considered workers and their families? Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.

Agars, M.D., Kaufman, J.C., Deane, A., & Smith, B. (2012). Fostering individual creativity through organizational context: A review of recent research and recommendations for organizational leaders. In M. Mumford?s (Ed.) Handbook of Organizational Creativity. London: Elsevier.

Kaufman, J. C., Baer, J., Agars, M. D., & Loomis, D. (2010). Creativity stereotypes and the Consensual Assessment Technique. Creativity Research Journal, 22, 200-205.

Kaufman, J.C., & Agars, M.D. (2009). Being creative with the predictors and criteria for success. American Psychologist, 64, 280-281.

Kaufman, J. C., Agars, M. D., & Lopez-Wagner, M. C. (2008). The role of personality and motivation in predicting early college academic success in non-traditional students at a Hispanic-serving institution. Learning and Individual Differences, 18, 492-496.

Agars, M.D., Kaufman, J.C., & Locke, T.R. (2008). Social influence and creativity in organizations: A multilevel lens for theory, research, and practice. In M. Mumford, (Ed.), Multi-Level Issues in Organizational Innovation. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: JAI Press.

Agars, M.D., & Kaufman, J.C. (2008). Facing ambiguities in organizational creativity and innovation research: Choices made in the mud. In M. Mumford, (Ed.), Multi-level issues in organizational innovation. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: JAI Press.

Kottke, J.L., & Agars, M.D. (2008). Diversity and diversity management in the age of globalization. In C. Wankel (Ed.), The Handbook of 21st Century Management. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

McClure, F., Chavez, D., Agars, M.D., Peacock, M.J., & Matosian, A. (2008). Resilience in sexually abused women: Risk and protective factors. Journal of Family Violence, 23, 81-88.

Oral, G., Kaufman, J.K., & Agars, M.D. (2007). Creativity in Turkey: Do western findings apply? High Ability Studies, 18, 235-246.

Kottke, J.L., & Agars, M.D. (2007). Organizational structure. Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Agars, M.D., Baer, J., & Kaufman, J.C. (2005). The many creativities of business and the APT model of creativity. The Korean Journal of Thinking and Problem Solving, 15, 133-142.

Agars, M.D., & Kaufman, J.C. (2005). Creativity in the workplace: Introduction to the special issue. The Korean Journal of Thinking and Problem Solving, 15, 5-6.

Agars, M.D., & Kottke, J.L. (2005). Innovations in diversity management: Advances in practice and thought. In C. Cooper & R. Burke (Eds.), Reinventing HR: Challenges and New Directions. London: Routledge.

Kottke, J.L., & Agars, M.D. (2005). Understanding the processes that facilitate and hinder efforts to advance women in organizations. Career Development International, 10, 190-202.

Agars, M.D. (2004). Reconsidering the impact of gender stereotypes on the advancement of women in organizations. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 18, 103-108.

Agars, M.D., & Kottke, J.L. (2004). Models and practice of diversity management: A historical review and presentation of a New Integration Theory. In M. S. Stockdale and F. J. Crosby (Eds.), The Psychology and Management of Workplace Diversity. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

Peacock, M.J., McClure, F., & Agars, M.D. (2003). Predictors of delinquent behaviors among Latino youth. Journal of Urban Review, 35, 59-72.

Agars, M.D. & Kottke, J.L. (2001) Review of T. Lapidus, High-impact training: Getting results and respect. Personnel Psychology, 53, 1040-1053.

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